Our Fourth of July festivities began with the parade a few days before the fourth. The weather was crazy awesome. It was overcast and cool. Luckily I learned my lesson from the balloon glow and brought jackets for the kids. I guess it wasn't quite enough because they still whined about being cold and wanting a blanket. Pretty crazy for early July in Iowa. The parade wasn't the most exciting one we have seen but the kids ended up with plenty of candy so they were happy.
Waiting for it to start.
Declan looks quite pleased with himself with a beloved sucker as soon as the parade finished. He loves suckers.
Tatum has decided she must learn how to do the monkey bars before preschool. She has been trying to master them for awhile now but the other day she noticed her preschool has monkey bars on the playground and that's when she decided she really had to learn. This park had the best monkey bars I have ever seen! See how low to the ground they are?
So when this happened, as it always did, it wasn't a big deal at all!
Sorry for the plethora of monkey bar pictures. I was messing around with our camera, trying to get back into the habit of using it and reacquainting myself with the settings. And there are so many pictures where I just love her look of determination and concentration.
Declan pouting, for who knows what reason. It's just one of his favorite pastimes these days.